II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Slow Dance

This poem was written by a little girl, don't know her name. She has cancer and has only been given 6 months to live. She has such a better grasp on "priorities" than I seem to...so I wanted to share it with you all!

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,"hi"
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.


Anonymous said...

omg.. i am soo excited/sad.. i want to go back and see you guys.. and i wil miss my family.. and i liked not having to pay bills and work.. but i guess i should just get used to it! i am soo excited. i cant wait to see you.. camp was awesome. and i will call you prob. tomorrow or sat. and tell you more.. if you can call me do so! plz! lol.. well i will talk to later either way! omg.. i cant believe what happened to grant.. that sux! lol.. well anyways..i am glad that you let him go to summer school.. thats very good for him and you! lol.. welli cant wait to see you guys.. 31/2 more weeks!
<3 ya talk 2 ya later!
<3 kendra :)